Promoting Dignity, Care, Health and Independent Living

Gloucestershire Older Persons Association - Promoting Dignity, Care, Health and Independent Living

Cheltenham Together are presenting one of Life’s Big Questions

One of Life’s big questions Is toleration of ‘other’ still a British value?

Do you have ideas and opinions but want to know more than the newspapers or television tells you?

Do you want to find out more about what other people think, and why they think that?

When is this happening? Wednesday 18th October 2017 6.45 to 8.30 pm

and the venue?   Council Chamber, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham

for full details please use the link below.



Gloucestershire Adults Community and Wellbeing Survey

Gloucestershire County Council is conducting a survey to gather the views of adults about what is available and valuable within their community to keep them well and independent.  The results of this survey will help them to understand how people use their community and how we might shape this in the future.  

This survey will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. It can be filled in online or on a paper copy. You don’t need to answer all the questions, only the ones that apply to you. They are not asking for your name or other personal details so your answers will remain anonymous. 

Please click here to open the survey:


All completed surveys will be collected by Friday 21st July 2017  for analysis. After that they won’t be able to collect any more surveys. 

This questionnaire is being carried out with assistance from iMPOWER, an organisation who specialise in helping public sector bodies, like the council, improve their offer to local people.

 If you have any questions about the survey, would like to order paper copies or would like it in another format, e.g. another language or in large print, please ring 01452 328167 (Monday- Friday 9am-5pm ) or email


General Election 2017: Priority actions for better later lives

Priority Action has launched their  General Election 2017 manifesto: Priority actions for better later lives   By 2024, more than one in four of us will be over 60. Our longer lives are one of society’s greatest achievements. But while many already enjoy a good later life, others risk ill health, poverty and loneliness. At the same time, many in mid-life are struggling to get by and aren’t in a position to think about or plan for later life.   The next government has an opportunity to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of an ageing population, to ensure everyone enjoys a good later life. However, doing so will require a whole-of-government approach to create more age-friendly homes, workplaces and communities and opportunities for people to stay healthy, remain independent and contribute throughout their life.   With a concerted effort from government, Priority Action believe they can make the UK the best country to grow old in. Priority Action want to see the next government implement our three point plan for better later lives:

  1. Age-friendly places
  2. Age-friendly economy
  3. Healthy ageing

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